252. the tortoise’s depression

the guru asked the tortoise, “have you ever felt depressed?”

the tortoise replied, “one time, i was going on a long walk to a party across a road. halfway there, a man got out of his carriage, picked me up, and carried me to the other side. he sat me down, and i saved a day’s walk.”

the guru asked, “how is that a story about you being depressed?”

the tortoise said, “when i got to the party, i was early.”